A richly expressive "White Grange" from a brilliant vintage with grapefruit, lemon curd and fllinty, yeasty notes. The fine lacy dry texture is balanced by a mid-palate creaminess and linear acidity. Elegant and precise.
First released in 1995, and sometimes referred to as the "White Grange", the Bin 144 Yattarna is a multi-district, cool climate expression of Chardonnay. Fruit, the proportion of which is vintage-dependent, is most commonly selected from Adelaide Hills (South Australia), Tumbarumba (NSW), Henti (Victoria) and 3 Tasmanian sources: Derwent Valley, Coal Valley and the Central Highlands). 100% barrel barrel fermented in a mixture of old and new French barriques, it spends 8-10 months on the lees with gentle battonage to build complexity and texture.
The "Yattarna style" seeks to emphasize the fruit complexity, finesse, restraint and minerality of modern Australian chardonnay.
Penfolds wasn’t founded with the intention to establish a prosperous winery in the famous Barossa Valley. Rather it was simply by accident that it became what it is today: one of Australia’s most famous and well-known wineries. At the age of 33, after having finished his studies of medicine at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, Dr. Rawson Penfold decided to emigrate to Australia. Traditionally, Englishmen for many centuries possess a high wine culture and thus it perhaps isn’t surprising that Dr. Penfolds brought wine seedlings along which he has bought just in time before his departure in France. In 1844 he and his family settled in Magill in the Barossa Valley and founded the winery Penfolds. The country house which they lived in was called after the old home country of his wife “The Grange”, a name which 110 years later was the inspiration for the world’s most famous and greatest red wine.
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